Gerrard makes unlucky Birmingham pay penalty

09 November 2009 10:11
LIVERPOOL (AFP) - Steven Gerrard inspired a Liverpool revival as the Reds fought back from a goal down to secure a 2-2 draw with Birmingham City in the Premier League here at Anfield on Monday.[LNB]Liverpool captain Gerrard, who came on shortly before half-time for Albert Riera, eventually drew the hosts level with a penalty 19 minutes from time although it looked as if David Ngog had dived to earn the spot-kick under pressure from Lee Carsley, the former Everton midfielder.[LNB]Although roared on by the crowd, Liverpool couldn't find a winner and the draw left under-pressure manager Rafael Benitez's side 11 points behind league leaders Chelsea.[LNB]Meanwhile Birmingham moved two points clear of the relegation zone.[LNB]Liverpool actually took an early lead through striker Ngog's close-range effort but rarely looked comfortable in the first half.[LNB]Christian Benitez headed in an equaliser before Cameron Jerome unleashed a stunning shot from some 35 yards to put Birmingham 2-1 up seconds before half-time.

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